Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company has awarded a contract to Shell Global Solutions to prepare its industrial complex for a smooth start-up. The Saudi Kayan industrial complex, located at Jubail Industrial City, will be one of the latest greenfield petrochemical projects to be started in the Middle East. It will consist of nine plants linked together with annual production capacity exceeding 4 million metric tons of petrochemical and chemical products. Construction is underway and start-up of most units is expected towards the end of the decade. The three-year contract, at the Saudi Kayan industrial complex, calls for Shell Global Solutions to utilise its 'Flawless-start-up' programme to help identify the potential risks to a smooth production launch or to interruptions after start up.